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School cafeterias are often the only place a student eats, and while the meal should be
nutritious, it is more important that it is appealing.
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The average human eats around 3,400 milligrams of sodium on a daily basis, that amounts to
1,133 mg of sodium per meal. School cafeterias are held to a standard that only allows them to add a
fraction of this amount of sodium to the meals they serve. The bland food causes most students to
decide that the meals served are nasty and they don’t choose to eat. It is believed that cafeterias should
serve nutritious meals so those students that aren’t able to eat at other times, can eat something
healthy. Is it more important for them to have something to eat or something that is healthy? This
argument is not valid as those students that are not able to eat outside of school are still not eating.
Cafeterias will only be able to serve lunch meals that have less than 740 mg of sodium by next school
year, 2022 – 2023. This will amount not only to less sodium, but also less students eating.